Ecuador Pretended to Be Costa Rica to Increase Tourism?

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    This is one of the more bizarre stories which I have read recently: apparently, Ecuador pretended to be Costa Rica in an elaborate scheme in attempting to fool 40 tourists in order to help encourage its citizens to travel domestically — and after partaking in such outdoor activities as whitewater rafting, hiking and swimming, authorities reportedly revealed to the group that they had never left Ecuador. The alleged stunt — supposedly perpetrated by the Ecuadorean airline Tame, the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, and the Ministry of Transport and Public Works — prompted a firm and definitive response from the Tourism Institute of Costa Rica, Casa Presidencial and the Foreign Ministry, according to this article written by Zach Dyer of The Tico Times. “They demanded Costa Rica’s likeness be removed from all materials and issued a letter of protest, according to a statement from the ministry.” Here is the video from... The post Ecuador Pretended to Be Costa Rica to Increase Tourism? appeared first on The Gate.

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